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Oil rises as dollar strength eases, but Fed weighs

Oil prices rose on Monday, bolstered by supply fears, a dip in the U.S. dollar and stronger equity markets, but prices seesawed as some worried rising U.S. interest rates would weaken fuel demand.

Snowflake = Biggest ever software IPO

The hotly-anticipated Warren Buffet-backed IPO of Snowflake happens today and it’s expected to be the biggest software IPO ever.

Dollar climbs after Fed signals 2022 rate hike

The US dollar gained after the FOMC implied tapering would begin in November and rate hikes would begin next year. Stocks gained in a relief rally as Evergrande fears eased again.

Fed enacts ‘Turbo taper’

The dollar rallied and stocks dropped before turning around in response to the Federal Reserve speeding up the pace of tapering. Gold dropped on the news as bond yields rose.

USD drops after dovish Fed

The US dollar retreated, gold gained and stocks were steady after the Fed kept its dovish message, offering no sign that it will taper its QE program in its latest meeting. Apple and Facebook beat Q1 earnings estimates afterhours.

Dollar rallies on hawkish Fed minutes

Hawkish Fed minutes sent the dollar higher, gold lower and EUR/USD below 1.12 on Wednesday. The New Zealand dollar fell after the RBNZ hiked interest rates to 0.75%.